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Town of Boonton, NJ
Morris County
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[Adopted during codification (upon enactment, adoption information will be inserted here)]
A. 
A person applying for representation by the Municipal Public Defender shall pay an application fee of $200. (§ 19-5)
A. 
Outside detail of police officers; use of police vehicles. The fee for the use of each police vehicle, if applicable, shall be $100 per day or for any portion of a day. (§ 27-12.1)
A. 
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 33:1-12, retail alcoholic beverage license fees are $2,500 per year for plenary retail consumption and plenary retail distribution licenses, and $188 per year for club licenses. (§ 72-8)
A. 
Registration tag. New residents with animals properly licensed in another municipality shall be charged a registration fee of $10 per animal. (§ 80-3)
B. 
Annual license fees. (§ 80-3)
(1) 
The persons applying for the license and registration tag for dogs and cats shall pay the annual fee for such license of $21 and the sum of $0.20 for the pilot clinic fee in the case of a dog or cat. There shall be an additional charge of $1 for the registration tag and/or duplicate tag for each animal.
(2) 
The renewal fee for each license and registration tag shall be the same as for the original license and registration tag, and said licenses, registration tags and renewals thereof shall expire on the last day of January of each year in the case of dogs and the last day of June in each year in the case of cats.
(3) 
In addition to the foregoing license fee, there shall be a surcharge of $3 for each license for an animal which has not been spayed or neutered at the time of applying for said license.
C. 
Late fee. There shall be a penalty fee of $15 in the event that the applicable license is obtained by the owner in the case of dogs on or after March 1 and in the case of cats on or after July 1. (§ 80-3)
D. 
Recovery of impounded animals. (§ 80-3)
(1) 
Recovery fee: $25.
(2) 
Maintenance expense: $4 per day to a maximum of $28 as mandated by state law.
E. 
Kennels, pet shops, shelters and pounds. In accordance with N.J.S.A. 4:19-15.9, the annual license fee for a kennel providing accommodations for 10 or less dogs shall be $25 and for more than 10 dogs, $50; and the annual license fee for a pet shop shall be $25. No fee shall be charged for a shelter or pound. (§ 80-4)
F. 
Capture and removal of animals. Any resident of the Town of Boonton may request the Animal Control Officer to capture and remove any animal other than a dog or cat found running at large on any resident's property. The resident shall be charged a fee of $25 for this service, except in the case of residents age 60 years and over, who shall be charged $15 for said service. (§ 80-6)
Construction permit. The fee for a construction permit shall be the sum of the subcode fees listed herein and shall be paid before the permit is issued. (§ 87-2)
A. 
Plan review fee. The fee for plan review shall be 20% of the amount to be charged for a new construction permit.
B. 
Construction fee, Building Subcode work fee. The fees for the Building Subcode shall be as follows:
(1) 
New construction permit fees shall be based upon the volume of the structure. Volume shall be computed in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5.23-2.28 of the Uniform Construction Code Regulations. The new construction permit fee shall be in the amount of $0.032 per cubic foot of volume for buildings and structures of all use groups and types of construction as classified and defined in Article 2 of the Building Subcode, provided that the minimum fee shall be $75 for a principal building and $50 for an accessory building.
(2) 
Permit fees for renovations, alterations and repairs shall be based upon the estimated cost of the work. The fee shall be in the amount of $24 per $1,000 of estimated cost, provided that the minimum fee shall be $50. For the purpose of determining estimated cost, the applicant shall submit to the enforcing agency, if available, cost data produced by the architect or engineer of record, or by a recognized estimating firm, or by the contractor. A bona fide contractor's bid, if available, shall be submitted. The enforcing agency shall make the final decision regarding estimated cost.
(3) 
Permit fees for additions shall be computed on the same basis as for new construction for the added portion, provided that the minimum shall be $50.
(4) 
Permit fees for underground storage tanks shall be $50 per 1,000 gallon capacity or part thereof
(5) 
Permit fees for aboveground swimming pools shall be $50, and permit fees for in-ground pools shall be $150.
(6) 
Permit fees to install a fence shall be $40.
(7) 
Permit fees to perform asbestos abatement shall be $40.
(8) 
Permit fees to perform lead abatement shall be $40.
(9) 
Permit fees for residential roofs shall be $50.
C. 
Plumbing Subcode fee. The fee for the Plumbing Subcode shall be as follows:
(1) 
The fee shall be in the amount of $13 per fixture for all fixtures except as listed in Subsection C(2) below, provided that the minimum fee shall be $50.
(2) 
The fee shall be in the amount of $75 per special device for grease traps, oil separators, central air-conditioning units, indirect connections, sewer ejectors, interceptors, backflow devices, reduced-pressure backflow devices, hot water boilers, steam boilers and warm-air furnaces. There shall also be a fee in the amount of $50 per water utility connection, sewer utility connection and gas piping test.
(3) 
For the purposes of computing this fee, fixtures [as noted in Subsection C(1) above] shall include lavatories, kitchen sinks, slop sinks, urinals, water closets, bathtubs, shower stalls, laundry tubs, floor drains, drinking fountains, dishwashers, clothes washers, hot water heaters, commercial dishwashers, hose bibs, water coolers and vent stacks.
D. 
The fee for a demolition permit shall be $50 for a residential building, $100 for a commercial building and $40 for an accessory structure.
E. 
The fee for a permit for removal of one building from one lot to another or to another location on the same lot shall be in the amount of $17 per $1,000 of estimated cost of moving, plus the estimated cost of a new foundation and all work necessary to place the building in its completed condition in the new location, provided that the minimum fee shall be $100.
F. 
The fee for a permit to construct or modify a sign shall be in the amount of $40.
G. 
The fee for a certificate of occupancy shall be as follows:
(1) 
One- and two-family dwellings (use group R-3 in the Building Subcode) shall be $100.
(2) 
All other buildings and structures shall be $150.
H. 
The fee for a permit to install an elevator shall be in accordance with the state fee schedule as posted in the Building Department. A certificate-of-compliance fee of $26 shall be collected upon final approval. The fee for a reinspection shall be in accordance with the state fee schedule as posted in the Building Department.
I. 
The Construction Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, biannually, a report recommending a fee schedule based on the operating expenses of the agency and any other expenses of the municipality fairly attributable to the enforcement of the State Uniform Construction Code Act.
J. 
In order to provide for the training, certification and technical support programs required by the Uniform Construction Code Act and the regulations, the enforcing agency shall collect, in addition to the fees specified above, a surcharge fee of $0.00334 per cubic foot of volume of new construction. The surcharge fee for all other construction shall be $1.70 per $1,000 of value of construction. The surcharge fee shall be remitted to the Bureau of Housing Inspection, Department of Community Affairs, on a quarterly basis for the fiscal quarter ending September 30, December 31, March 31 and June 30, and not later than one month next succeeding the end of the quarter for which it is due. In the fiscal year in which the regulations first become effective, said fee shall be collected and remitted for the third and fourth quarters only.
(1) 
The enforcing agency shall report annually at the end of each fiscal year to the Bureau of Housing Inspection, and not later than July 31, the total amount of the surcharge fee collected in the fiscal year. In the fiscal year in which the regulations first become effective, the report shall be for the third and fourth quarters only.
K. 
Electrical permit fees shall be in accordance with the state fee schedule as posted in the Building Department; however, there is a minimum fee of $50.
L. 
Fire protection fees.
(1) 
Commercial heating unit (new): $60.
(2) 
Residential heating unit (new): $50.
(3) 
Commercial heating unit (replaced): $60.
(4) 
Residential heating unit (replaced): $50.
(5) 
Commercial HVAC unit: $60.
(6) 
Residential HVAC unit: $50.
(7) 
Gas-burning equipment: $50.
(8) 
Installation of chimney, wood stoves, coal stoves, fireplaces and other unit heaters: $50.
(9) 
Installation of commercial kitchen exhaust system: $75.
(10) 
Underground and aboveground storage tanks (new or replacements):
(a) 
One to 999 gallons: $50.
(b) 
One thousand to 2,999 gallons: $75.
(c) 
Three thousand gallons and over: $100.
(11) 
Storage tank removal:
(a) 
Underground: $50/tank.
(b) 
Inside: $50/tank.
(12) 
Sprinkler systems:
(a) 
One to 25 heads: $70.
(b) 
Twenty-six to 50 heads: $100.
(c) 
Fifty-one to 99 heads: $145.
(d) 
One hundred to 200 heads: $195.
(e) 
Two-hundred-one to 400 heads: $300.
(f) 
Four-hundred-one to 1,000 heads: $500.
(g) 
Over 1,000 heads: $750.
(13) 
Standpipe (per riser): $150.
(14) 
Fire pump: $100.
(15) 
Alarm system.
(a) 
Commercial:
[1] 
Manual: $50.
[2] 
Automatic: $125.
(b) 
Residential:
[1] 
Manual: $40.
[2] 
Automatic: $75.
(16) 
Suppression systems:
(a) 
Commercial ranges: $75.
(b) 
Preengineered system (halon, CO2, foam, dry chemical, wet chemical not involving a commercial range): $100.
(17) 
Installation of liquid propane gas: $50.
(18) 
Smoke detector location inspection: $25/unit.
(19) 
There is a minimum fee for fire protection fees of $50.
A. 
The annual permit fee for a peddler is $150. (§ 95-4)
B. 
The annual permit fee, per organization, for a religious, charitable or political solicitor or canvasser is $0. (§ 95-7)
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
C. 
The permit fee for a street vendor, per event, is $75. (§ 95-20)
A. 
The annual license fee for a dance hall is $100. (§ 113-4)
A. 
The license application fee for entertainment at premises licensed for the sale of alcoholic beverages is $100. (§ 124-2)
A. 
Permit fees for filming are as follows: (§ 132-2)
(1) 
For filming anywhere in Town with no road, walkway or public land closures: $1,500.
(2) 
For filming anywhere in Town when road, walkway or public land closures will be required as a result of the filming activities: $5,000.
B. 
Refer to Chapter 132 for fee exceptions and cash bond requirement.
A. 
Frees related to the Uniform Fire Code are as follows:
(1) 
Inspections. In addition to the registrations required pursuant to the Uniform Fire Code the following classifications of buildings, structures and premises shall be inspected once a year and shall pay an annual fee as set forth below. (§ 137-8)
Type
Fee
Occupancies of retail stores and other mercantile uses which are less than 12,000 square feet
$25
Buildings or structures with subbasements more than one story below street level of the primary street
$35
Buildings or structures where there is occupancy below street level
$35
Buildings or structures of multiple occupancies where one of the occupancies is in a Type A life hazard use, then all occupancy shall be subject to inspection
$25
(2) 
In accordance with the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code, N.J.A.C. 5:70, the fees for the permits listed shall be as follows: (§ 137-9)
Type
Fee
Type 1
$54
Type 2
$214
Type 3
$427
Type 4
$641
Type 5
$1,000
A. 
The cost of impounding confiscated vehicles is $50 per day. (§ 186-4)
A. 
The fee to process a permit application for a noise variance is $25. (§ 194-8)
A. 
When a parked vehicle is removed as a result of illegal parking, and snow must be removed from around the vehicle in order to gain access to it, there shall be a charge of $40 (not including towing fees). (§§ 201-32 and 201-40)
B. 
The daily contractor parking permit fee is $12 per day, per vehicle. (§§ 201-36 and 201-48)
C. 
The daily fee for use of a regulated parking space in the municipal lots shall be $1 in U.S. currency into the appropriate number slot of the coin box. (§ 201-48)
D. 
The fee to purchase an annual parking permit shall be $175 through January 31, and thereafter shall be prorated on a monthly basis. (§ 201-48)
E. 
Meter rate for use of a short-term regulated parking space shall be $0.25 for each 30 minutes to a maximum of two hours. U.S. currency, quarters only. (§ 201-48)
F. 
Meter rates for use of a long-term regulated parking space shall be $0.25 for each three hours to a maximum of 12 hours. U.S. currency, quarters only. (§ 201-48)
G. 
There shall be a replacement fee of $25 for annual parking permits that are lost, stolen or mutilated. (§ 201-48)
A. 
The annual license fee for a pool or billiard room shall be $50 per table. (§ 210-3)
A. 
The initial registration fee for a vacant residential property shall be $500 and must accompany the registration form. The initial registration shall be valid for the remainder of the calendar year in which the property is registered. Renewals for subsequent calendar years shall run from January 1 to December 31, and payment of the renewal registration fee shall be due by January 15 of the relevant year. The fee for the first annual renewal shall be $1,000; the fee for the second annual renewal shall be $3,000; and the fee for the third and subsequent renewals shall be $5,000. Registration fees and renewal fees will not be prorated or refunded. No governmental agency shall be required to pay the initial or renewal registration fee. (§ 215-5)
B. 
As to vacant nonresidential property within the Town, no fee shall be charged at the time the owner registers such vacant nonresidential property. If a tenant is not secured for the registered vacant nonresidential property within six months of the date of registration, an initial registration fee of $500 shall be charged to the owner. The initial registration shall be valid for the remainder of the calendar year in which the property is registered. Renewals for subsequent calendar years shall run from January 1 to December 31, and payment of the renewal registration fee shall be due by January 15 of the relevant year. The fee for the first annual renewal shall be $1,000; the fee for the second annual renewal shall be $3,000; and the fee for the third and subsequent renewals shall be $5,000. Registration fees and renewal fees will not be prorated or refunded. No governmental agency shall be required to pay the initial or renewal registration fee. (§ 215-5)
A. 
Inspection and registration of housing units. (§ 218-8)
(1) 
For any building that has three or more housing units that is inspected by the State of New Jersey, the fee is $20 per unit.
(2) 
At the time of filing the housing registration form and prior to the issuance of the license, the owner or agent of the owner must pay a fee in the amount of $25 per housing unit. Owner-occupied housing units are exempt from the fee.
(3) 
Reinspection. The fee for a reinspection is $25 per reinspection visit.
B. 
The fee for a list of all registered and licensed housing units is $25. (§ 218-10)
A. 
The fee for a garage sale license is $10. (§ 225-10)
A. 
Sewer connections.
(1) 
New sanitary sewer connection: (§ 229-4)
(a) 
Application fee: $200.
(b) 
Escrow fee: $500.
(2) 
Inspection of building connection to sanitary sewer system: (§ 229-4)
(a) 
Existing service inspection: $50 per site visit.
(b) 
New service inspection: $100 per site visit.
(3) 
Sewer connection fee for 2009 is $1,750 per equivalent connection unit. This fee is recalculated annually. (§ 229-4)
(4) 
The minimum deposit for field inspections to be made during any installations and construction shall be $500. (§ 229-18)
B. 
Service and sewer charges.
(1) 
Service charge based on project flow: $78.30 per quarter per equivalent unit. (§ 229-23)
(2) 
Residential sewer rates, per assigned service unit: $78.30. (§ 229-23)
(3) 
Commercial and industrial sewer rates, per assigned service unit: $78.30. (§ 229-23)
C. 
Water mains, service connections and building connections.
(1) 
The minimum deposit for field inspections to be made during any installations and construction shall be $500. (§ 229-62)
(2) 
The following fees shall be assessed to the applicant for a new service connection to the Town water system: (§ 229-63)
(a) 
Application fee: $200.
(b) 
Escrow fee: $500.
D. 
Water rates. (§ 229-67)
(1) 
Water rates established.
Residential Rates
Volume (gallons per quarter)
$47 minimum charge
Up to 8,500
$9.04 per 1,000 gallons
8,500 to 27,000
$9.58 per 1,000 gallons
Over 27,000
Commercial/Industrial Rates
Volume (gallons per quarter)
$47 minimum charge
Up to 4,000
$11.40 per 1,000 gallons
Over 4,000
Residential/Commercial/Industrial Irrigation Rate
Volume
$12.54 per 1,000 gallons, which volume is exempt from sewer charges
No limit
Private Fire Protection Rate
Volume (gallons per quarter)
$47 minimum charge
No limit for fire protection
(2) 
Irrigation. The irrigation rate is $12.54 per 1,000 gallons.
(3) 
Fire protection. The private fire protection water rate shall be $47 per quarter.
E. 
Water service fees and rates. (§ 229-69)
(1) 
Installation of water supply lines:
(a) 
Three-fourths-inch water supply line for the first five feet (new or renewal): $3,000.
(b) 
One-inch to one-and-one-quarter-inch to one-and-one-half-inch to two-inch water supply lines for the first five feet (new or renewal): $3,000.
(c) 
One hundred dollars per foot for each foot in excess of five feet, plus the cost for materials to install service.
(d) 
Fire supply line: charged for time and material.
(2) 
Water services:
(a) 
Turning service off during normal working hours: $36.
(b) 
Turning service off after 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and on weekends: $200.
(c) 
Turning service on during normal working hours: $36.
(d) 
Turning service on after 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and on weekends: $200.
(e) 
Final water meter reading: $50.
(3) 
Water meters:
(a) 
Installation of remote water meter in new dwelling unit or business:
[1] 
Three-fourths-inch remote water meter: $200.
[2] 
One-inch water meter: $300.
[3] 
Water meter test: $100.
(b) 
Repairing water meters for freezing damage or hot water damage:
[1] 
Five-eighths-inch water meter: $200.
[2] 
One-inch water meter: $300.
[3] 
One-and-one-half-inch water meter: charged for time and material.
(4) 
Fire hydrants:
(a) 
Rental of fire hydrants (each per year): $250.
(b) 
Repair or replacement of damaged hydrants: charged for time and material.
(5) 
Delinquent water accounts. For water accounts delinquent for more than 90 calendar days, the following charges shall be applied to each delinquent account:
(a) 
For turning water service off: $36. This fee shall be charged when a site visit is made for the purpose of turning the service off, even though such action is rendered unnecessary by the payment of outstanding arrearages at that time.
(b) 
For turning water service back on: $36. The water service will not be turned back on until payment is made for the following:
[1] 
The full amount due.
(6) 
The water connection fee established for 2009 is $2,100 per service unit, and will be recalculated annually.
F. 
Water for refrigeration and air conditioning. Application for a permit for refrigeration, air conditioning or refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment to be installed shall be accompanied by a fee of $50. (§ 229-71)
A. 
Soil removal. The permit fee for soil removal is $25 for lots of up to 150,000 square feet (§ 243-2).
B. 
Grading. The application fee for a grading permit is $10. (§ 243-5).
C. 
Filling. The application fee for a filling permit is $10. (§ 243-5).
A. 
Sticker program. Fees for stickers for additional or overweight garbage containers, bulky waste or white goods are as follows: (§ 246-3)
Description
Fee
Excess containers, each
$2.50
Small bulky waste, each item
$5
Large bulky waste, each item
$10
White goods, each item
$10
B. 
Dumpsters. The fee for a dumpster permit is $25, plus $5 per day per metered parking space that is rendered unusable by the placement of the dumpster. (§ 246-19)
C. 
Town garage. The fee schedule for the dumping of building materials at the Town garage shall be as follows: (§ 246-27)
Description
Fee
Trunk load and small station wagon
$10
Station wagon/SUV/minivan
$15
Small pickup truck load
$30
Large pickup truck load
$50
D. 
Recycling center. The permit fee for landscapers who wish to dispose of grass clippings at the recycling center is $1,000. (§ 246-30)
A. 
Road openings/excavations. (§ 254-17)
(1) 
All applications require an application fee of $150 and an escrow fee.
(2) 
Escrow fees will be as follows:
(a) 
For all openings up to 100 square feet: $450.
(b) 
For all openings from 100 to a 1,000 square feet: $1,000.
(c) 
For all openings greater than 1,000 square feet, the escrow fee will be determined based upon location of the work, construction schedule, restoration cost estimate provided in § 254-15, and the scope of work proposed.
A. 
The fee for construction or alteration of a permanent pool shall be $5. (§ 259-2)
A. 
License fees. As stipulated by N.J.S.A. 48:16-17, each applicant for a limousine service license shall pay an annual fee equal to the sum of $50 for the limousine service plus $10 for each limousine which is covered under the required insurance policy. (§ 265-5)
B. 
The fee for the Town to verify that the current holder of a limousine service license has its principal place of business in the Town is $50 for each business address each license year. (§ 265-5)
A. 
The annual license fee shall be $100. (§ 270-2)
See Chapter 300, Zoning and Land Use.